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  1. Sham car factories still busy in Hubei

    Posted Mar 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to 300 pieced-together vehicles a year, adding that his business was 'small-scale' because of fierce competition. It took merely four hours to piece together a truck, an undercover ... happens,' he said, adding that the illegally made vehicles are mostly trucks and purchasers are mostly farmers who need them to transport goods. $45b Estimated annual value, in US dollars, ...

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    US whistle-blower Bradley Birkenfeld gets US$104m in UBS tax evasion case

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Whistle-blower jailed after revealing tax evasion wins biggest ever federal payout US$104m for banker who lifted lid on UBS Bradley Birkenfeld, the former UBS banker who went to prison after telling the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) how the bank helped thousands of Americans evade taxes, secured a whistle-blower award of US$104 million, the largest ...

  3. Go global with business partners

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of corporate finance at Grant Thornton, joining hands with the right partner can be an effective solution to help businesses remove potential obstacles in going global. A number of professional ... States-based auto firm. The two firms recently merged. GreenTech Automotive, the US partner, has promised to launch EuAuto's electric car 'MyCar' in the US market. 'It is one ...

  4. Three former Seapower officials charged with US$12.5m theft

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Businessman Choi Sai-leung, the former chairman of three Hong Kong-listed companies in the 1990s; his daughter and a business partner have been charged by the police with stealing US$12.47 million from one of his companies, the Eastern Magistrate Court heard yesterday. Choi, his daughter Shirley Choi Siu-lui and partner Lau Wai-kit were charged with conspiring ...

  5. VisionChina plaintiffs seek US$60m

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Venture capital firms Oak Investment Partners and Gobi Partners have asked a New York court to award them US$60 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract ... to pay a US$60 million outstanding fee for its acquisition of Shanghai-based rival Digital Media Group (DMG) in January last year from controlling shareholders Oak and Gobi. Its merger with DMG ...

  6. A busy decade of Cross-examination

    Posted Oct 15th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Leung. So everything was left for me to decide. The eyes of the world were on us. I had to make sure that nothing went wrong,' he said. 'Even though not everyone necessarily agrees ...

  7. Asia waits to do the sums on US copyright ruling

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of commerce, they could be shipped and resold. Although there are nine judges on the US Supreme Court, the fate of Supap's business lies in the hands of but one. A similar question came before ... Paul Karl Lukacs A mathematics scholar from Thailand devised a textbook method of leveraging his Asian background into sizeable earnings, and the US Supreme Court agreed last week ...

  8. A US tale of two Chinese immigrants

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... America was busy defending the human rights of the famous dissident, its justice system is going out of its way to torment an obscure immigrant from Shanghai who legally moved to the US. Shuai has ... about female smokers and drinkers who suffer miscarriages, or women who pass on deadly diseases such as HIV to their babies? Curry, like many US prosecutors and judges, has no sense ...

  9. HSBC drawn into US tax hunt in India

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of potentially thousands of American clients who allegedly opened secret accounts with the bank in India to evade taxes. The department has accused HSBC staff of telling US clients of Indian origin that they would not have to pay US tax on so-called Non-Resident Indian (NRI) accounts they opened with the bank. HSBC said it had not seen the summons, but 'fully supports the US efforts to promote ...

  10. Deliver us from copyrights

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... unhindered. But in recent years this balance has tipped in favour of copyright holders. In the US, in particular, the notion has caught hold that 'my idea', as registered by the first person ... business. Critics say that if foreign lawyers are allowed to dictate local copyright laws, the city will not only be limited in the range of available creative offerings, citizens will also ...




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